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August 5, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese political leaders have condemned in the “strongest” term last week’s shooting of the country’s civil society alliance chairperson in the capital, Juba.

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South Sudan civil society alliance chairperson Deng Athuai Mawiir (Credit: Radio Tamajuz)

An unknown gunman shot and injured Deng Athuai in the leg as the latter was leaving South Africa Park in Juba town for his hotel last Friday.

“We will be remiss if we do not condemn in the strongest terms possible the attempt on the life of the leader of civil society organisations delegation to these talks, Mr. Deng Athuai, and we call for a speedy investigation so that the culprits are brought to book”, said Lam Akol, the leader of 18 political parties in a statement at the opening session of the peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“We are for peaceful dialogue, not for settling scores by arms”, he added.

Athuai, a vocal activist, has been at the forefront of the struggle for democracy, human rights and anti-corruption. In 2012, he was allegedly kidnapped, tortured and discovered some days later in the outskirts of Juba.

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  • 6 August 2014 06:07, by siddaw

    PRETENDERS ARE WORSE THAN THE MURDERES.

    I’m getting tire of ur condermnation without any action. How many time have you conderm such assasination attempts and promise for swift investigations but lattet bear no fruits. If your actions are functionless, then leaves us alone. we’ll see what is finishing our people on their own land. We’ll

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  • 6 August 2014 10:15, by laatmachol apac

    keep your tongue short and you will survive longer,the more you talk sensitive word against individual the more enemy you will encounter because tongue is the fire that burn the body.

    repondre message

  • 6 August 2014 22:58, by Jojo

    Abraham was killed the same way when he is trying to view his opinion for a better change. And no body is brought to justice. Do you think this an unknown gunman will face justice? May your protection be from God brother!

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